TITLE

Constituting the End of Feeling: Interiority in the Seduction Fiction of the Ratification Era

AUTHOR(S)
McIntosh, Hugh
PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
Early American Literature;2012, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p321
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the concept of seduction as employed in political debates over the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Particular focus is given to portrayals of seduction and democratic politics in the periodicals "American Museum" and "Columbian Magazine". Details on the magazines' depictions of patriarchal authority are presented. According to the author, the texts in "American Museum" promoted a patriarchal model of expanded federal power, while "Columbian Magazine" emphasized the dangers of political power. Other topics include gender and sentimentality.
ACCESSION #
85830420

 

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